Join Blue Earth

Blue Earth is a membership-based organization. Our member support makes it possible for us to support photographers and filmmakers around the world as they bring critical environmental and social issues to a wide audience.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • Regular newsletter with project updates
  • Discounts on select seminars and books
  • Tax deduction on your membership donation

Select Your Membership Level:

Help us continue to support photography that makes a difference by becoming a member. Memberships at the $100 level or higher receive a special member benefit: a first edition copy of Blue Earth One, a recently published compilation of Blue Earth projects edited by Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker and Jason Houstion, co-founder of Take One Creative.

  • General: $50
  • Supporting: $100
  • Sustaining: $200
  • Benefactor: $500
  • Student: $25
  • Or donate an amount of your choosing.

Donate to benefit a project

You may make a project donation for any amount you wish to Blue Earth for the benefit of any of our currently sponsored projects. You will be given the opportunity to designate the recipient "project name" before submitting the donation payment.

Contributions of $2,000 or more will receive name recognition on publications and presentations of the sponsored project. To see a list and description of each project, go to our Projects section on our website.

Donations to Blue Earth, as well as to our projects, can also be made by check at the address below; please include a note designating the recipient project along with the check. If you have any questions about donating, please feel free to contact us at (206) 569-8754.

Make A Project Donation

Blue Earth
PO Box 4490
Seattle, WA 98194

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News and Events

  • Give Big With The Seattle Foundation

    Today is the day to GIVE BIG! Today your contributions and gifts through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig event will provide Blue Earth with the support we need to continue to support our project photographers and their important work. More »

  • Blue Earth Accepts 3 New Projects

    We are proud to introduce you to three new projects which have been accepted for Blue Earth sponsorship.  We are thrilled to announce these collections of compelling work and would like to congratulate our new project photographers and welcome them to the Blue Earth community. More »

  • Matsui Awarded First Prize, Long Feature, at World Press Photo 2015

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  • Collaborations For Cause Videos

    Videos from Collaborations For Cause retreat are now online. Included in this initial selection are videos of the panels and presentations from the weekend events. Interviews with the conference speakers about their work will be coming soon. More »

  • Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference

    Need some help creating your own photographic project? Download a free PDF copy of Blue Earth's highly regarded handbook for photographers developing documentary projects, Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference. More »

Featured Projects

  • Alasdair Turner
    Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region

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  • Michael Hanson
    Between River and Sea

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  • Bruce Farnsworth
    Fracking: Forgotten on the Bakken

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